RC ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM Environmental Impact Assessment Land use Planning Waste Treatment Facilities Environmental Regulations - Volume I Environmental Regulations - Volume II Environmental Penalty System Monitoring Programs Hazardous Waste Collection & Proposal Waste Management Strategy Marine Environment Environment Health Program Educational / Motivational Program
RC ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM
To ensure that the two Cities developed to exploit the hydrocarbon resources of the Kingdom sustain the development process without adversely impacting the environment, the RC applies several measures right from the planning stage. These measures and policies are implemented through the following comprehensive program. While a brief overview is provided below, additional specific details on each element of this programme can be obtained under the web site dedicated to Jubail & Yanbu.
Environmental Impact Assessment:
The impact of industrial activities on the ambient air, water, soil and health of the population is assessed at all stages of development. During planning and selection of sites for industrial parks, communities, utilities production and supply.
Land use Planning:
Based on assessed impacts, areas were zoned and selected for location of community, industry, recreation and other usage – adequate separation distances and buffer zones have been established, as well as, safe routes for transportation in normal and emergency situation.
Waste Treatment Facilities:
Domestic and industrial wastes are collected and treated at RC owned and operated centralised facilities. Industries are required to meet standards for discharging into such facilities. For standards visit Jubail/Yanbu sites.
RC establishes and updates periodically standards of allowable discharges into ambient air, sea and ground contamination. The Volume I has all the required standards and regulations applicable to all industrial activities in Jubail and Yanbu Industrial Cities. Download
Every industry (existing and prospective) will need to meet standards for equipment and processes employed. These are evaluated and then a “Permit to Operate” is issued. The Volume II contains all the forms (applicable to both cities) required for applying issuance of permits. Download
Environmental Penalty System-2006
The “Penalty System” document describes the general principles for determining the penalties that the Royal Commission deems appropriate to deter violations of specific environmental regulations and encourage facility compliance. The system is applicable to both cities. Download
The RC has monitoring stations and kits to sample the air, water and other environment the data from which are used for planning and regulatory purposes. In addition, industries are required to monitor and report to RC specific variations and emissions. Check Jubail or Yanbu for specific details.
Hazardous Waste Collection & Proposal:
Hazardous solid waste is collected by an RC authorized agency and treated to RC established standards. Check Jubail or Yanbu for specific details.
Waste Management Strategy:
The treated industrial and domestic waste water are available for specified and regulated use such as land scaping and industrial use. For further details, Check Jubail or Yanbu for specific details.
Discharge of cooling seawater, ballast water and certain types of industrial waste water are regulated to preserve the marine environment. For details of standards and procedures, Check Jubail or Yanbu for specific details.
Environment Health Program:
The food materials distributed/sold in the 2 cities are required to meet RC established standards and there are special hygienic requirements for food handlers. For more details, Check Jubail or Yanbu for specific details.
Educational / Motivational Program:
To ensure sustained compliance with RC standards, the Environmental Control/health departments issue educational and other motivational information/procedures. To know more and latest information, Check Jubail or Yanbu for specific details.